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Council Highlights
February 28, 2017


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In this issue

  1. Joint Source Water Protection Plan
  2. Internet & Telephone Voting
  3. Website Overview

Joint Source Water Protection Plan

Steve Burns of B.M. Ross & Associates made a presentation to Council recommending that Mono, together with Orangeville, Amaranth and East Garafraxa, enter into a Joint Water Supply Management Model as outlined in their study. The agreement outlines how the four municipalities would jointly assess the risk to Source Water and to periodically update the hydrologic and hydrogeological data. The agreement would allow the partners to share the cost to undertake those updates.

Source Water Protection Plans are mandated by the province and are a tool used by municipalities to facilitate the planning and management of water supply resources to ensure the sustainability of a long-term supply to municipal wells. The Joint Water Supply Management Model allows us to take a larger view of water supply and associated risks and coordinate responses with our neighbouring municipalities.

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Internet & Telephone Voting

Council passed a bylaw authorizing voting by both Internet and telephone during the upcoming 2018 municipal election. At the January 24, 2017 Council Meeting, CAO Mark Early presented a report outlining the benefits of Internet & telephone voting over traditional paper ballots. This bylaw authorizes the Town to proceed.

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Website Overview

Web Content Specialist Fred Simpson gave a report detailing the number of visitors to the website in 2016. In his report, Mr. Simpson noted that page views increased by 11% compared to 2015, totaling nearly 116,000 last year. The Town's website has over 520 pages of content & 8,800 documents.

Additions to the website in 2016 included Council Highlights, a property tax calculator & online event registration for recreation programs. While the Town did experience a five-fold increase in subscribers since 2015, it was noted that less than 10% of residents subscribe to the Town's newsletter. With that in mind, please visit www.townofmono.com/subscribe and sign up to receive the Town’s newsletter or subscribe to any of the Town’s news feeds.

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March 14, 2017 Council Meeting Cancelled

Council cancelled the March 14th, 2017 Council meeting. Council will next convene at 9 a.m. on March 28th.

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The next Council Meeting is scheduled for March 28th, 2017 at 9 a.m.

Agendas and minutes for all council and committee meetings can be found on the Town's
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2017 Mono Youth Soccer League Registration is now OPEN!

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The season will run from June 7th through August 23rd for a total of 12 weeks. All games will be played on Wednesday evenings at the Mono-Amaranth Public School. Start time is 6:30 pm and runs for approx. 1 hour including warm-up.

Early Bird Registration (until March 31st): $75 per player
As of April 1st: $85 per player
Registration closes Monday May 1st @ 9 a.m.

Registration includes team uniform, team photo, individual medallion and a year end BBQ. Every player also receives his/her own soccer ball.

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2017 Spring Yoga

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  2. Family Ski Day green checkmark
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We embraced winter and with sightings of Red Winged Blackbirds on the rise, we are looking forward to all that spring promises, including a Spring Yoga Program.

Classes start April 18th and run every Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. for 12 weeks. Cost is $75 for a season pass & $10 for a single class pass.

Full details will be posted on the Town's website on March 6th.

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Mono, ON, L9W 6S3
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